Gifford Pinchot National Forest
6926 E. 4th. Plain Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98668
Web site http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/
Trapper Creek Wilderness, created by the 1984 Washington Wilderness Act, consists of 6,050 acres of diverse habitat located in the southern Cascades of Washington. The area is just northwest of the town of Wind River.
The lower elevations of this Wilderness typifies old-growth Douglas-fir forest while the higher elevations are characteristic of second-growth Douglas-fir forests. Sparkling cascading streams and waterfalls are plentiful throughout the steep slopes at lower elevations, while huckleberry fields occur in the higher elevations near Observation Peak. A small lake in the southern portion adds to the diversity of habitats. Observation Peak, location of a former fire lookout, offers sweeping views of Mount St. Helens, Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier, and Mt. Hood.
Other areas nearby of interest are the Sisters Rocks Research Natural Area and Government Mineral Springs, where mineral water is available at Iron Mike well.